STEWART, Ohio — The Eastern girls basketball team started the second half of its league title chase on a solid note Monday night following a 64-15 victory over host Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The visiting Lady Eagles (10-1, 9-0 TVC Hocking) limited the Lady Lancers (4-6, 4-5) to four field goals in the entire contest, including just one successful field goal attempt in the second half. EHS — which posted its 14th straight TVC Hocking win — claimed a season sweep over Fed Hock after a similar 62-16 win back on December 13 at the Eagle’s Nest.
The Lady Eagles — recently selected 10th in Division IV in the first AP poll of the season — led 18-3 after eight minutes of play, then followed with a 16-5 surge to secure a 34-8 intermission advantage. EHS used a 14-3 third quarter push for a 48-11 lead headed into the finale, then closed regulation with a 16-4 run to wrap up the 49-point decision.
Jordan Parker led the guests with a game-high 20 points, followed by Jenna Burdette and Katie Keller with 12 markers apiece. Savannah Hawley and Maddie Rigsby each contributed four points, while Tori Goble rounded out the scoring with two markers. EHS was 6-of-16 at the free throw line for 38 percent.
Ashton Cale paced FHHS with eight points, followed by Megan Thompson with four points and Cheyenne Singer with three markers. The Lady Lancers were 6-of-8 at the charity stripe for 75 percent.